Stan's Secret Santa
Manchester Museum's Christmas Gift Appeal
2021 has been a difficult year for so many already, and the preparations for Christmas have brought even more challenges for some.
On Tuesday 7 December, we opened our Fossils Gallery for people to drop off gifts for 'Stan's Secret Santa', our Christmas Gift Appeal in partnership with Invisible Cities, with all donations directly supporting people experiencing homelessness and poverty.
We were overwhelmed by the generosity of local people, and Stan's Secret Santa was a roaring success!
Stan came dressed for the occasion, sporting an enormous Santa Hat made and donated by the museum's Artist in Residence, Lucy Burscough. And all those who came to drop off donations also had the chance to take a special festive #DinoSelfie!
It's a wrap!
The museum team have carefully and lovingly wrapped the gifts ready for distribution by Greater Manchester homelessness and poverty support organisation partners, including:
Your generosity has made a big difference to someone’s Christmas!
In partnership with: